The Covington News was able to deliver most papers for the Friday edition Thursday night.
Forty-three children got early gifts when they received new bicycles at the seventh annual giveaway sponsored by Commissioner J.C. Henderson.
The Chi Tau Omega chapter of AKA Sorority Inc. partnered with the Newton County Sheriff's Office on Saturday, Dec. 14, to ensure no children of incarcerated parents in Conyers and Covington were forgotten by their loved ones this Christmas. Families attended an Angel Tree party, where they picked up their gifts. In addition, Antioch AME Church of Conyers donated food boxes to the families. More than 300 gifts were donated to more than 75 families whose loved ones are residents of local, state, and federal facilities.
Newton County's unemployment rate fell to 8.2 percent in November as a net total of 461 residents gained employment.
Last year on Christmas break, I bought a tall container and decorated it to hold little notes.
Longtime Newton Medical Center employee Martha Taylor shared smiles and hugs at her recent retirement reception, as hospital officials and employees honored her for more than 30 years of service.
Juvenile complaints were filed against three young males on Christmas Day, and two of the teens were tasered by Covington police officers.
A man was arrested on Christmas Eve after allegedly firing a gun in a home during a family gathering.
Lynn Morgan Ervin was appointed director of Newton County's development services department in October, after serving as interim director since April.
Local authorities will be upping patrols this New Year's Eve in an attempt to crack down on drunk driving in Newton County.
Homebuilding is picking up and entrepreneurs and corporations are increasingly considering Newton County in their search.
The gun believed to have been used by the assailants in the deadly Dec. 11 hair weave armed robbery has been located by an Alcohol Firearms and Tobacco agency K-9 team in the wooded area near the scene.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.09 at Flash Foods, located at 4175 Salem Road and Brown Bridge Road.
The Newton High School Beta Club were in the giving holiday spirit this week as they helped deliver Christmas to several families Monday.
Porterdale's new city hall will soon have a much homier feel.
The Newton County community's annual legislative prayer breakfast will be held on Friday, Jan. 10, and this year will move to First Baptist Church in Covington from its previous site, the County Recreation facilities.